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Lanka sees more MICE traffic from India

[Express Buzz, Monday, 23 November 2009 09:15 No Comment]

Sri Lanka is expecting a 15 per cent increase in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) traffic from India, given the current peaceful situation prevailing in the island nation after years of ethnic conflict, said Vipula Wanigasekar, General Manager, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau.

In an interaction with the media here recently as part of Meet Sri Lanka Campaign organised by Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and Sri Lankan Airlines to attract Indian corporate sector, he said the ethnic conflict had become a thing of the past and the whole island nation had started enjoying peace and tranquility since August this year.

This made the country attract business and trade investments from India in diverse areas like beach tourism and hospitality industry.

“The 14 islands in North West are on the international tender and there are 15 identified Rama sites in Sri Lanka which are of of tourism importance,” he said and added that the investment from India had stood at $1 billion last year.

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